Graham Westgarth, the chairman of shipmanagement and companies large V.Group, has change into the brand new president of the UK Chamber of Delivery.
The maritime trade veteran is taking on from John Denholm CBE, the chairman of household delivery enterprise J. & J. Denholm. “It has been a fantastic honour to guide the Chamber over the past two years. They’ve been unprecedented years, like no different we now have ever confronted, however the UK Chamber of Delivery has risen to the problem and labored extremely laborious with authorities and trade to guard the UK delivery sector,” outgoing president Denholm stated.
Westgarth was beforehand CEO of V.Group earlier than transferring to the function of chairman in 2020. His profession has seen him maintain a number of senior govt roles with firms, together with GasLog, Teekay Company and Maersk UK. Westgarth has additionally occupied a number of influential trade positions, most notably as chairman of Intertanko, a place he held for 5 years.
Commenting on his new function, Westgarth stated: “These have been two of essentially the most difficult years our trade has confronted, and he has offered power, route and excellent management at a time when it’s been wanted greater than ever. It’s my honour to take over from John.
“As I sit up for my presidency, the longer term is unsure with many new challenges presenting themselves. Now we have all been struck by the horrible scenes in Ukraine and we all know this may have an effect on the delivery sector within the months forward. Then there are the on-going challenges and alternatives related to decarbonisation and digitalisation. Many adjustments will happen within the coming years which could have a profound impact, not solely on delivery however on the broader world.”